Therapist in San Marcos, California Melanie Dawson, Therapist

License: LMFT

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 6-65+

Appointments: Telehealth only. In-office visits not available

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in San Marcos, California Melanie Dawson, LMFT

Melanie Dawson, LMFT

Melanie Dawson holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and received her Marriage and Family Therapy license in 1992. She has worked with couples, children, adolescents and adults in private practice, family service agencies and a public school district. Her clinical experience includes working with anxiety, depression, grief, adjustment, trauma, parenting, couples, women’s issues and adolescent and young adult concerns.

Melanie draws from a variety of therapeutic techniques and uses short term treatment planning with achievable goals, giving attention to deeper issues when appropriate. Her compassion and acceptance underscore her focus on helping people learn skills and develop strategies to achieve sustainable results.

In her free time Melanie enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, her dog, horseback riding and the outdoors.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BC)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Managed Health Network (HealthNet)
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Sana Benefits
  • Sharp Health Plan


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Faith-Based Treatment
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Parenting Skills


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Melanie Dawson. You can also call 858-279-1223 to have someone assist you.

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